Subject: [BA-NEWMUS:8584] Arts Advocacy Day March 25-26/Arts Advocacy Toolkit
from the Americans for the Arts website:
The Arts Advocacy Day Conference will take place March 25-26, 2003 and will
feature the 16th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy and the
national convening of Arts Advocacy Day 2003 on Capitol Hill in Washington,
This past year, arts advocates succeeded in securing increased funding for
both the National Endowments for the Arts and for the Humanities, as well as
increased funding for arts education programs within the U.S. Department of
Education. Arts Advocacy Day is strategically timed to give grassroots
advocates the opportunity to shape federal arts policy and to educate Members
of Congress. The 2002 elections and redistricting brought a new freshman
class of House of Representative members who will need early educational
visits from grassroots constituents about the importance of the arts and
Arts Advocacy Day is held in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus
and many Members of Congress will be involved in the day's events.
Additionally, more than 60 national arts, humanities, educational, and civic
organizations co-sponsor this event annually.
For more information, call Americans for the Arts at 202.371.2830 or e-mail
Arts Advocacy Toolkit
Everything you need to help make the case for the arts & arts education
including U.S. House of Rep & Senate contact info.